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Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis

Hundreds of foreigners are attempting to flee as the country descends further into crisis sparked by a violent popular revolt

Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
People sit with their luggage while waiting for flights at Cairo International Airport on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
People rushing to leave Egypt following days of violent anti-government protests wait to check-in for their flights at Cairo International Airport on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
People wait for a Turkish Airlines flight that was delayed for more than eight hours at Cairo International Airport on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
People looking for flights out of Egypt arrive with their luggage at Cairo International Airport on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
Tourists and Egyptians stranded at Cairo International Airport sleep late on January 29 as they are unable to leave the terminal because of the curfew being brought forward in the Egyptian capital (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
A passenger holds flowers as she greets a relative on arrival from Cairo, at the international airport in Mumbai on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
Passengers leave after a special Air India plane carrying around 300 people from strife-torn Egypt lands in Mumbai (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
Belgian tourists board buses at Antalya Airport after being evacuated from Egypt on January 31 (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
Tour operator Jetair will evacuate 1700 tourists from Egypt. The travellers will all be flown to Antalya, Turkey, where they can choose to stay and continue their vacation or be flown to Brussels later (Getty Images)
Foreign citizens flee Egypt amid crisis
Japanese tourists from Egypt arrive at Narita international airport on January 31. Japan said it will fly emergency charter planes to evacuate stranded Japanese nationals out of Egypt (Getty Images)